1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Lamin-X as well as facelift taillights fitted to S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rabbit222, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    LOL! They definitely should!
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. Scorpius

    Scorpius The S Factor

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    And pay Rabbit222 some commission! (not to mention yours truly for sowing the seeds) :beerchug:
     
  4. si_reading

    si_reading Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Facelifts look really good actually, not seen them before!!
     
  5. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
    Arrived home from work today and had a note from the postman to say that I had three packages that were unable to be delivered today, so I popped down into the village to the post office to pick them up. Couldn't figure out what three things I'd ordered!

    Anyway one of the packages was my lamix-x kit. Comes well packaged and all the bits were intact.

    I had ordered the vinyl protector and the spray bottle too. I assumed the spray bottle was some sort of applicator spray in a bottle, but it turns out to be just a bottle with a nozzle and spray gun that you mix up your own liquid in. The lamin-x film itself comes in a sealed plastic bag along with the fitting notes and a plastic squeegy thingy.

    What I can't figure out is that the bits and pieces came to 60 dollars and I was charged $8.95 for shipping so the total charged to my card was just under 70 dollars. I accidentally added an extra set of everything to my cart before ordering and it was showing the shipping at $9.95 (or an extra dollar for the two batches). The box has a shipping charge of $27 where the stamp goes. The customs docket also lists $27 as the shipping charge so it is not a misprint.

    How can they make a profit on the kit when they are losing nearly 20 dollars on the shipping. I doubt there'll be someone getting a bonus at the end of this quarter - more like their shipping people will be given their P45s when they realise they are going to lose about 200 dollars on shipping when all the members of this forum who placed orders get their deliveries.

    Not going to fit the film just yet. I'm picking up my S3 tomorrow night for the 5 day test drive so I'll have to wait and see what I decide to do about that before fitting anything. No point in installing the kit onto my current car if I'm going to be changing it.
     
  6. dood786

    dood786 i kill you

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    like we all told u mr rabbit - this car looks fekking awesome:sex:
     
  7. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
    Rabbit,
    what did you use to fit the film? Did you just spray water on the headlights or did you mix up a concoction of something or other for it?

    Any photos of your lights now that the water has dried off the lenses?
     
  8. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
  9. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Hey Marc! Glad that your goodies arrived on time. Regarding the shipping costs, I'd have to agree with you. My parcel was also stamped with $27 shipping and that had me confused too...looks like they are definitely losing money and don't have a cooking clue....yet.

    Regarding the fitment, we just mixed up a soapy solution, basically water and some dishwash soap and sprayed them onto the headlights. Its all simple from there.

    I will take some pics for you mate, the headlight has cleared up completely and looks great! You'd never notice that its actually film on the headlight :)
     
  10. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
    Good stuff. How long did they take to dry out?
     
  11. Iggu

    Iggu Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    3
  12. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Mate, if you can leave them in the sun for about 48hours and I mean direct sunlight it should be sorted. We have had a bit of crappy weather this side so mine took a little longer to settle.
     
  13. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Its simple when you have the actual headlight in your hand while fitting it...when its on the car, it makes it a tad bit difficult. I'm busy uploading the LaminX fitment guidelines and will post it up shortly.
     
  14. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Here you go Iggu, apologies for the size of the image but the smaller I go the more difficult it becomes to read.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Iggu

    Iggu Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Brilliant. Thanks mate. My lamin-x should be here any day now - along with my Forge CAI. You think Mark is costing YOU a fortune in mods: YOU'RE costing ME a fortune !! :thumbsup:
     
  16. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Awesome stuff mate!

    LOL! This forum together with Marc is going to make my wife tell me to move into my car and to take my PC with me :)
     
  17. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
    You say that like it is a bad thing!
     
  18. Iggu

    Iggu Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    3
    :lmfao:
     
  19. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Then again...:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  20. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Messages:
    4,371
    Likes Received:
    7
    Rabbit, stick your guide up n the sticky thread at the top of the forum!


    J.
     
  21. Advert Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  22. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Okidoki
     
  23. Scorpius

    Scorpius The S Factor

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    I followed the Lamin-X install procedure with a hairdryer to help out (weather isnt the best here in Joburg for this job now). Hairdryer really helps though if you heat up the film before applying. Makes it easier to stretch and apply and it forms better around curves

    Wished I would've used a slightly soapy solution and not just water as the directions stated. The soapy solution would've made it much easier to align and work with when stuck on, so I'd advise you guys to do that.

    Moisture bubbles are a pain initially. Part cleared up in the last few days but still a lot there. Not had a chance during the week to get some sun. Heard that driving with your lights on and if you can manage using your brights a few minutes a day (without blinding anyone of course) then that should help speed up the process. Think I'll try that and hopefully get some sun this weekend to clear it up. Will take pics when it does
     
  24. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
    Shaun, you should edit the FAQ to include a photo of your car and a brief explanation about what the lamin-x films are with a link to this thread rather than the large scan of the install guide as people reading the FAQ that have not seen this post won't know what it is about.

    Not complaining, just think it will be a bit more user friendy that way.
     
  25. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Done...hope its ok, check it out.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?p=586118#post586118
     
  26. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
  27. Rabbit222

    Rabbit222 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    121
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr:moa:

    Sorted out matey.
     
  28. mattandrew

    mattandrew Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    18
    Mine arrived this morning, ill post some pics up once I get round to fitting it. Still got the OEM Xenons in the shed waiting to be fitted, when I get time that is.
    Not sure if to fit the Lamin-X to the lights then fit to the car or run with the Xenons for a bit then fit the Lamin-X
     
  29. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    can someone tint my front lights and fogs please? what ever pic is best

    thanks

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  30. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
  31. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    Mind has been made up lol what you guys think?

    thanks marc
     
  32. Mikey

    Mikey Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    2
    i love your car boydie!!! deffo get the lamin-x, im still wondering what to do!
     
  33. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,349
    Likes Received:
    4
    :thumbsup:
     
  34. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    How long did it take to arrive? I have been waiting since the 2nd August - I assume they should take 10-12 days so maybe arrive this week?
     
  35. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,349
    Likes Received:
    4
    :thumbsup:
     
  36. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    4
    about a week and a half-ish for mine.

    I had planned to fit mine on Friday night but I ran out of time before the rain kicked in. Hopefully I'll get to it this Friday.
     
  37. Iggu

    Iggu Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Mine came 9 days after the order was placed. Great service.
     
  38. Mikey

    Mikey Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    2
    come on lads lets see pics of it on.....
     
  39. Iggu

    Iggu Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Mine only came today - got this upcoming Friday free from work to get it all on. Will deffo post pics when done though.
     
  40. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,349
    Likes Received:
    4
    :thumbsup:
     
  41. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,349
    Likes Received:
    4
    :thumbsup:
     

Share This Page